Mugen (Samurai Champloo) from a cover


(Tom's take)


Sure he’s a thug, but he’s a hell of a lot tougher than most samurai of his time. Besides that break dancing Capoera fighting samurai thugs deserve a place on worg as well…

These are our older notes for Vagabond Mugen, from Samurai Champloo. If you’re not familiar with the series, we suggest that you first hit our newer profile for Mugen, which explains the setting and themes.



  • Real Name: Mugen.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Kohza (adopted younger sister).
  • Group Affiliation: Mukuro’s pirates, Nagatomi Yakuza (briefly).
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile throughout Japan.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 160lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


“I don’t give a rat’s ass about going to hell. I guess it’s because I feel like I’m already there.”

Kariya Kagetoki (about Mugen’s fighting style): “Interesting. You utilize erratic movements to prevent anyone from predicting them. But you fail to utilize your martial arts skills. By relying only on reflex and instinct, you inadvertently show the limitations of your skills to your opponent.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 09 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Anti-heroic mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Vagabond, former pirate
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 020 HP: 080

Invulnerability: 08

Acrobatics (Dodging)*: 09, Charisma (Intimidation, Interrogation): 07, Detective (Clue analysis): 04, Martial Artist: 07, Thief (Stealth): 05, Weaponry (Melee, Missile): 10, Vehicles (Sea): 04

Attractive, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Schticks (Fists of Fury, Unpredictable Fighting Style), Scholar (Weather patterns), Sharp Eye.

Jin (high), Fu (high).

Enemy (The Brothers), SIA (rude and aggressive behavior), Serious Rage, Socially Inept (Minor, Persuasion only).

Mugen lives in the Edo era of isolationist Japan and therefore does not speak English.



  • Sword [BODY 08, EV 04 (08 w/Martial Artist)], Thief (concealment): 09, Limitation: Thief (concealment is only limited to concealing a dagger (which’s also balanced for throwing) hidden in the hilt which Mugen uses as his trump card].
  • Concealed Knife [BODY 04, EV 03, R#02].
  • Steel-plated Geta [BODY 05, Skin Armor, Thief (concealment): 06 Thief concealment is only to hide the fact that they are no more than your average Geta (traditional Japanese wooden sandals). Mugen often uses these to block and parry as they suit his unusual fighting style.

Previous Statistics

Prior to the episode “A War of Words” Mugen also has the Miscellaneous Drawback (illiterate).

During the course of the series Mugen’s swordsmanship improves. In the beginning of the series his Weaponry would be 08, in the middle it would be 09 and by the end it reaches the full 10.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Samurai Champloo (animated series).

Helper(s): Wikipedia, Sébastien Andrivet (for weapon stats), Adam Fuqua, Derek Eastbrook.